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Peer Review

Interview of Cam Caldwell

by Cam Caldwell


Overall Numeric Rating:

4 stars
Content Quality: 3.25 stars
Effectiveness: 3.75 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Jan 06, 2014 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: A 55 minute interview with Dr. Caldwell and several others discussing the idea of ethical stewardship and its relation to other major human resource approaches and techniques. This podcast is downloadable as an iTunes podcast. The theme is biblical scripture related from the book of Matthew, "Two Masters".
Type of Material: Presentation (audio)
Recommended Uses: Training for religious leaders Exposure for students in sociology or religion classes to approaches and ways of thinking about ethics in organizations. Can use to generate discussions in class.
Technical Requirements: In order to download this free podcast, an iTunes account is needed. It can be downloaded via the internect to a PC or can be downloaded to an iTouch or iPhone.
Identify Major Learning Goals: - Students will gain ethical insight from a Christian platform. - Students will understand the concept of ethical stewardship and integrate it with other HR approaches
Target Student Population: Undergraduate General Education or Business Ethics students. Working managers who are open to the religious interpretations included in the audio presentation.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3.25 stars
Strengths: Engaging and good application of audio format. Earnestness of presenters.
Concerns: 1. The interview raises numerous issues about ethics in organizations but does not deal with any of them. 2. Relationships to employee empowerment, positive management, and service leadership are claimed but not substantiated. 3. The material is based on interpretation of Matthew 6:24 in the Christian New Testament. It is unclear how the material would received or used by those of other belief systems.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3.75 stars
Strengths: Audio technology allows for in class or online assignments for studnets or self directed learning. Wide-ranging discussion suggesting linkages between ethical stewardship and positive treatment of employees.
Concerns: No substantiation of relationships asserted in the interview. iTunes account required and this may be a barrier for some.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This is a free Podcast download from iTunes.
Concerns: User must have access to iTunes and (for portable play-back) an iPod.

Other Issues and Comments: Good ethics audio interview with multiple teaching venue potential.